Speakers at a Brookings Institution event agreed that a financial strength criterion asking how sound is an annuity carrier should be a critical part in any annuity selection safe harbor for defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors.
GSAM announces first actively managed ETF; Lyxor Americas launches hedge fund program for institutional investors; Sanctuary adds solutions division platform and members; and more.
Tontines are a type of historical annuity structure that was first put into well-documented practice as far back as the 1600s.
INSIDE THE MAGAZINE PLANSPONSOR February-March 2019
Companies across the country are expected to spend an average of $3.6 million on physical well-being programs in 2019, according to a survey from Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health.
However, among all age groups, the most frequently cited retirement fear is outliving savings.
Meredith Ryan Reid, with MetLife, says the human element is also really important.
The court has ruled that the litigation can proceed to trial because SafeWay’s summary dismissal argument that the plaintiffs’ case is premised entirely on hindsight “misses the point.”
Last June, the Department of Labor (DOL) finalized regulations to expand the opportunity to offer employment-based health insurance to small businesses through Association Health Plans (AHPs), but a district court struck them down.
MassMutual cites data from Aite Group showing usage of HSAs is projected to outpace other financial accounts for health care, such as HRAs and FSAs.
The latest report from Russell Investments shows the largest defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors have shifted more to fixed income investments and increased contributions as they continue to de-risk.
The program features a financial fitness assessment and score, personalized curriculum based upon needs and preferences, game mechanics, and one-on-one support from an internal team of retirement consultants.
One firm, for example, plans to soon roll out multiple additional products to complement its two existing ESG-labeled strategies—next will come ESG approaches to global equity and global income.